Management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction with the focus on myocardial stunning
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is the condition of myocardial ischemia with an elevation of the ST segment on the electrocardiogram and the release of biomarkers of myocardial necrosis. Acute ischemic heart failure (AIHF) after STEMI is a common and life-threatening condition. Women are more likely than men to develop AIHF after STEMI. The EU-funded De-StunHeartAttacks project aims to shift focus from traditional treatment to manipulation of myocardial stunning, the phenomenon when viable myocardium suddenly loses its function during ischemia. The project will provide important insight into the pathophysiology and prognosis of myocardial stunning in STEMI and will help mitigate the gender gap to benefit the current and future strategies in STEMI treatment.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
405 30 Goeteborg